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Only a Mother can Love...
« on: August 20, 2019, 10:23:20 pm »

... This. My "artistic" vision of Miami. A byproduct of shooting a more traditional skyline. Anyone else?

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Re: Only a Mother can Love...
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 10:45:01 pm »

I quite like it - it has a very current fine art feel to it.   Nice framing and composition. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 11:51:09 pm »

I quite like it - it has a very current fine art feel to it.   Nice framing and composition. 

Thanks, James. It means I am not completely crazy :)

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 06:01:51 am »

It pushes the envelope in a good way.
I love it!
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Re: Only a Mother can Love...
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 06:12:42 am »

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2019, 07:20:59 am »

... This. My "artistic" vision of Miami. A byproduct of shooting a more traditional skyline. Anyone else?


I understand your aim, but film may have been a better option for that ghostly area. As it is, I think it misses your mood target. Too much conflict at the sky/clouds interface gets in the visual way, I think.

Turner was smart: he used paint.

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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2019, 11:21:10 am »

I think I see what Rob means: the reflection in the water suggests a different color light than the big white gap throws in your face. The island coming in to the frame on the left seems a bit "on its own".

Oh, and a big fat pano problem in the water.

If they twisted my arm I would say... Neh... ( = Somewhere between No and Meh).

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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2019, 11:35:32 am »

Fair enough, Oscar. Btw, it does demonstrate LR's weakness when creating panoramas.

In any case, the evening ended up with a classical view:

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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2019, 11:52:35 am »

I looked at the thumbnail didnít like it much but felt so was being unfair just looking at the thumbnail so I opened it and looked again.

I really like this image. It bypasses the normal Miami cheese I am used to seeing, I am not speaking about your work Slobodan, and captures another mood. I think itís great. Fine processing as well.
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2019, 11:55:49 am »

It is certainly more interesting than the zillion obligatory skyline shots.
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Re: Only a Mother can Love...
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2019, 11:58:35 am »

I think I see what Rob means: the reflection in the water suggests a different color light than the big white gap throws in your face. The island coming in to the frame on the left seems a bit "on its own".

Oh, and a big fat pano problem in the water.

If they twisted my arm I would say... Neh... ( = Somewhere between No and Meh).

:-(

Ah well... I thought all of that stuff - even the cut/pano line in the water - was intentional.  Didn't realize it was a square crop of a pano... :)

Still, I stand by my assessment.  It's an interesting treatment with very contemporary toning and processing.  It's also a composition style that I personally play with quite often, so I've got some inherent bias I guess :)

PS - Rob - what's "film?"  I think Slobodan was going for that Analogue FX look.   Why bother with the real thing? ;) :P
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2019, 12:20:02 pm »

Ah well... I thought all of that stuff - even the cut/pano line in the water - was intentional.  Didn't realize it was a square crop of a pano... :)

Still, I stand by my assessment.  It's an interesting treatment with very contemporary toning and processing.  It's also a composition style that I personally play with quite often, so I've got some inherent bias I guess :)

PS - Rob - what's "film?"  I think Slobodan was going for that Analogue FX look.   Why bother with the real thing? ;) :P


In today's world, you're right! Nothing matters much anymore.

But hey, it was just an experiment.

:-)

P.S.

Square cropping often works best starting with a square format machine: makes you see the subject as a square so's you can avoid bad compositonal balances.
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2019, 12:24:33 pm »

But does this mean you're finally starting to feel at home somewhere? In Miami, of all places?

Good for you, although I initially thought Chicago didn't misfit you either, with its more industrial architecture.
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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2019, 12:31:29 pm »

But does this mean you're finally starting to feel at home somewhere? In Miami, of all places?

Good for you, although I initially thought Chicago didn't misfit you either, with its more industrial architecture.

Chicago freezes; Miami usually not. What would you do or choose?

I face that problem too, having traded one climatic culture for another, not being rich enough to keep a foothold in both.

I suspect I'd rather always have Rome, regardless of the Casablanca script.

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Re: Only a Mother can Love...
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2019, 12:43:02 pm »

Ok, here is a slightly improved pano stitching. And yes, toning and processing was deliberate, for better or worse.

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Re: Only a Mother can Love...
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2019, 12:45:51 pm »

But does this mean you're finally starting to feel at home somewhere? In Miami, of all places?...

Not really, I am a cursed gipsy. I am here as my daughter is here, in college. Most likely will return to my home town in the fall, for good.

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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2019, 12:56:05 pm »

Not really, I am a cursed gipsy. I am here as my daughter is here, in college. Most likely will return to my home town in the fall, for good.

You have my sympathy on all levels. Once the travelling starts, it becomes its own motivation. For me, it started when I was eight. I never got over it, wanting more and more. In fact much of my work was designed to serve that purpose as well as, of course, pay for it. I think that the folks who never leave a comfortable home-town life fare, on average, better than those driven into semi-permanent friendship with flying Dutchmen.

I wish you well, whichever path you choose for yourself.
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